View of the National Mall

Course Dates: June 16 - July 27, 2019

This course is also open to visiting students. Students interested in interning in Washington D.C. this summer can enroll in an accompanying 4 credit summer internship course. Weekly classroom discussion informs experiential learning as students intern at one of the many government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, and media companies that call Washington, D.C. home.

Students live in NYU provided housing which is shared by a community of graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and researchers involved in a broad range of academic disciplines including global public health, politics, international relations, and policy analysis. Please note: students are responsible for securing their own internships and should make an appointment with a Wasserman Center career coach for guidance and résumé and cover letter review.

View of the United States Capitol

Application Deadlines

December 1 - Application Launch
February 1 - Priority Deadline
March 1 - General Deadline
April 15 - Final Deadline
April 30 - Final Confirmation

Contact Us

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

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Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study away. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2019 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 4 points $3,892
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 points
Program & Activities Fee $100
Student Health Insurance (detailed below)
See below

Housing (weekly rate; minimum 6 weeks)
Single w/bath

Double w/shared bath


$552 per week

$425 per week

Neighborhood in D.C.

Neighborhood in D.C.

People biking through a park

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location.  

Students are encouraged to budget for summer programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.

Insurance Services in Washington, DC

New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored health insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home. Students can waive this requirement with an appropriate family plan.

Visit insurance plans and benefits to learn more.

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Internship Resources and Support

As is the case during the academic year, course participants are responsible for independently securing their summer internships before the beginning of the summer term. Please see resources below to assist in finding an internship.

NYU students should first make an appointment with a Wasserman Career Coach via CareerNet, and must submit cover letters and résumés for review by the Wasserman Center for Career Services before applying to internship opportunities. Students can also email if they are unable to find an appointment time that works with their schedules. Visiting students are also highly encouraged to submit all internship application material for review to their home institution's career service office before submission to D.C. postings.

Review the Finding an Internship guide for detailed information about securing an internship in Washington D.C.

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Housing Availability: TBD Summer 2019

Note: Students have the option of reserve housing in D.C. for dates before and after the program, but must be in residence during the 6 week course. Students live and attend class at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges and is located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums.

Most students reside within doubles in a residence hall; a limited number of singles are available. Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites.

Students may check in to the residence hall on any Sunday before the course begins on June 16.  The housing rate detailed in the Tuition and Fees section is calculated per week, and students pay the corresponding amount depending on their chosen move-in and move-out dates.

Visit summer housing in Washington D.C. to learn more.

Building details in Washington, D.C.

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Additional Resources

The resources below apply to Fall and Spring semesters though may be useful for students studying in Washington D.C. during a summer term.

Note: Students who have yet to secure an internship may also check out these community service opportunities.

The Washington Monument at night

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